Nursing

Our Mission: Developing Nurses as Christian Servants

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Undergraduate tracks are designed to meet the needs of all students. There is a four-year, traditional track on our main campus, and a 16-month accelerated program in Northwest Arkansas. An individualized track is also available for students holding a current nursing license without a bachelor’s degree.

Family Nurse Practitioner

This Master of Science in nursing program prepares registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing as future family nurse practitioners. Delivered in a hybrid format with full-time and part-time options, the curriculum consists largely of online delivery and three on-campus intensives.

Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing

The first of its kind in Arkansas, this master’s program for applicants with any undergraduate degree prepares students to take the national licensing exam to become registered nurses. The program provides on-campus, state-of-the-art simulations and diverse clinical experiences.

#1

Nursing Program in Arkansas since 2018 as ranked by RegisteredNursing.org

98.8%

BSN NCLEX pass rate (five-year average, 2017-2021)

97.5%

FNP National Cert. pass rate (five-year average, 2017-2021)

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  • A rigorous curriculum equips our BSN graduates for success in nursing careers.

    Ministering at Mayo,
    Harding Magazine

    Read their stories
  • A rigorous curriculum equips our BSN graduates for success in nursing careers.

    Ministering at Mayo,
    Harding Magazine

    Read their stories
  • A rigorous curriculum equips our BSN graduates for success in nursing careers.

    Ministering at Mayo,
    Harding Magazine

    Read their stories

Flexible Hyrbid Learning

Our curriculum prepares registered nurses to be future family nurse practitioners who can provide care to patients across their lifespan in outpatient care settings. Our FNP program’s flexibility allows students to better balance the demands of work, life and school while the required on-campus intensives allow for face-to-face relationship building during live workshops and interprofessional educational activities.

  • Without a doubt, I am exactly where I need to be.

    Cecelia Cook ,
    FNP

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  • One of the biggest perks of Harding’s family nurse practitioner program is the mix of online coursework and in-person, hands-on learning experiences that are completed on campus.

    Zachary McBroom ,
    FNP

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  • Because it is a smaller group of students, the teachers are able to take the time to work through things with us, and we get a lot of personal attention and understanding.

    Carrie Dimaria ,
    FNP

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  • My education at Harding has provided me the tools to be able to provide safe patient-centered care, meeting people where they are and al- lowing my Christian faith to guide me.

    Keisha Fox ,
    FNP

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Health Missions

Health care missions has been a major focus since the college was founded. All students who desire a global health care/cultural experience are encouraged to do so and are assisted in fulfilling that dream. International mission trips include Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Thailand, Tanzania and Zambia. Learn more.

Nursing Student Association

The Harding Nursing Student Association for graduate and undergraduate students is the largest chapter in Arkansas. HNSA hosts monthly meetings and participates in service projects, fundraisers, and state and national conventions. Faculty recently hosted a trip to New York and Washington D.C. to learn about the history and social impact of professional nursing.

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4669

Mailing address:
Harding University
Carr College of Nursing
Box 12265
Searcy, AR 72149-5615



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